Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion

Harvard University
October 15, 2023
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Title Research Associate and Visiting Faculty in Women's Studies and Religion

School Harvard Divinity School Department/Area Women's Studies in Religion Program Position Description

Five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for the academic year 2024-25. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed. They may address women and religion in any time, place, or religious tradition, and may utilize disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from across the fields of theology, the humanities, and the social sciences. Application deadline is October 15, 2023.

Basic Qualifications

PhD or Terminal Degree received in hand by October 1, 2023 in the area of the project.

Additional Qualifications

Selection criteria emphasize the quality of the applicant's research prospectus, outlining objectives and methods; its fit with the Program's research priorities; the significance of the contribution of the proposed research to the study of religion, gender, and to its field; and an agreement to produce a publishable piece of work.

Special Instructions

Later in the application, please submit the following documents when prompted.

1) Project Description Please give a description of your proposed research project outlining objectives and methods, in particular its focus on the interaction of religion and gender. Relate your project to the general context of women's studies scholarship, indicating its potential contribution to women's studies and to your field. Statement should not exceed four double-spaced pages (1250 words). (Note: Because the research prospectus is of central importance in evaluating applications, it should be written for this Program.)

2) Proposed Course Description Please provide a title and description of the course related to your research project, which you propose to offer. The course design should place your research in a broad context appropriate to the Divinity School. Description should not exceed one page.

3) Other Statement Please describe your background in women's studies and assess the importance of a Research Associate position for your work. Statement should not exceed 750 words.

4) CV CV should include educational background, professional history, honors and awards, languages, and any published work with full bibliographic citation, including work in progress. CV should not exceed ten pages.

5) Writing Sample Please provide a sample of current work such as a chapter or article, or work of comparable length.

6) Two Letters of Recommendation They should comment on your academic qualifications and your ability to complete the proposed project. (An automated message will be sent to your recommenders.)

Contact Information

Tracy Wall Program Coordinator 617-495-5705

Contact Email [email protected] Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Supplemental Questions

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  • Academic Rank
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor
  • Instructor/Lecturer
  • Independent Scholar
  • Researcher
  • Other
  • If Other Academic Rank, please explain:
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Will you have received the doctorate by October 1, 2023?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Date the doctorate was received.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Institution and Department where doctorate was completed.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Project Title
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Project Description (not to exceed 50 words)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Project Area of Study
  • African American Religions
  • African Religions
  • Catholicism
  • Early Christianity
  • East Asian Religions
  • Ethics
  • Hebrew Bible
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Ministry
  • Near Eastern Religions
  • New Testament
  • North American Religions
  • Protestantism
  • Religion & Society
  • South Asian Religions
  • Theology
  • Other
  • If other area of study, please specify
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Course Title
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Course Abstract (not to exceed 50 words)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please list your academic positions (Institution, Dates, Titles)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Languages (limit 745 characters)
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please list your academic honors and/or awards
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How did you learn about this position?
  • Harvard University - online job search
  • Journal - online job search
  • Postdoctoral Association - online job search
  • Other - online job search
  • Email announcement
  • From a colleague
  • Other
  • Previous Applicant
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Project Proposal
  • Proposed Course Description
  • Other Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Optional Documents

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